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    Poj's monk abuse lament, for better or worse, Janie makes up

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 31/12/2017

    » Director Poj Anon has pulled a controversial scene from an upcoming movie in which a convicted teen abuses a monk, after the public rounded on the young man and the director for setting a bad example.

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    Banh mi and bourbon

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 05/01/2018

    » The Setting: Not only Happy Endings, a new restaurant in Sala Daeng Soi 1, should pique your interest with its double entendre name (intentional or not) but also its contemporary take on Vietnamese cuisine. I climbed a green metal staircase, passing the restaurant's name spelt in handwritten lowercase with neon lights and opened a double-panel door to a casual space. Think bare ceiling with pipes running along it and exposed beams.

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    'Deaf' Western beggars deserve a right earful

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 10/12/2017

    » There has been a commotion this past week in the media over the appearance of two attractive young Westerners begging for money at an intersection in Klong Toey in Bangkok. Just four days ago, the Bangkok Post published a photograph of one of them, a woman, clutching a bunch of Thai flags and trying to flog them off car window to car window. There was a man as well.

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    City seeks waste awareness

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 18/04/2017

    » City Hall has been sprung into action after an image of the Klong Toey canal covered in garbage drew strong public criticism.

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    Pattaya delights in Bangkok

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 16/09/2016

    » Devarana Spa is offering a new "creative spa retreat" package, Pattaya Delight, consisting of little elements that remind us of the unique seaside town not too far from Bangkok. We know, of all the places one could pick to base a two-hour spa treatment on, we also wondered why the high end hotel spa decided to choose Pattaya as a source for its inspiration. Before entering the room, you are offered a welcome drink to calm and cool yourself from the Bangkok heat -- some hibiscus juice or nam krajiab. We had two cups of the stuff it was so good.

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    Flying the flag

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 13/10/2015

    » Going vegetarian, the old style

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    Intricate, abstract, wild

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/04/2015

    » More than anything, Filipino artist Louie Cordero's paintings at Bangkok University Gallery's (BUG) current show, "Golden Rule", are fun. On the floor, traces of spilled paint are still visible — as BUG's artist-in-residence, the gallery's second floor was used as Cordero's studio.

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    Remembering cinema's comic heritage

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 27/02/2015

    » A great way to unwind from the Oscar hullabaloo has arrived this week. "Memory! International Film Heritage Festival — Reprise In Thailand" opened last night and will continue until March 6, featuring 11 classic films, from Chaplin to Ozu, Buster Keaton to Jacques Tati, plus a rare Mongolian epic and a Thai comedy classic. For filmgoers who regularly feast on Hollywood's new releases — intensified by the award-season blitz — watching old films on the big screen is an opportunity to find perspectives on cinema history and contemplate the ongoing evolution of the art form.

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    Land of the rising samba

    Life, Noel Maclean, Published on 02/12/2014

    » Panorama restaurant has been quietly picking up plaudits for bringing originality to the Bangkok buffet scene.

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    Story-telling with Google Street View

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 11/06/2012

    » It is fun telling people about things you really know and with Google Street View you can actually show them what you are talking about. Follow along as I take my trip to work.

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